Server Was Allegedly Refused A Tip Because Of LGBT Tattoo And Twitter Is Furious

by Brenda Santana
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It's never OK to forgo tipping a waiter, even if the service isn't too great, but it's understandable to give a less generous tip depending on the service. Get ready to be upset because one Buffalo Wild Wings server was refused tip because of LGBT tattoo and Twitter is furious.

The incident went down at a Buffalo Wild Wings location in Illinois and the offenders were a conservative couple eating at the restaurant with their two children. Twenty-year-old Samantha Heaton was the couples' server and the bill came out to $60.55, the Inquisitr reports.

After the couple signed their bill, Heaton noticed that they did not indicate an amount next to the tip section. They also left Heaton a written message on the receipt about why they didn't leave a tip. “We can't tip someone who doesn't love Jesus! Bad [tattoo],” the message read and it's left many on Twitter with an unsavory taste in their mouths.

The incident took place on Aug. 5 and the "offensive" tattoo in question was a rainbow equality sign located on Heaton's forearm. She tells the Inquisitir that the interaction between her and the customers was perfectly normal and had they asked, she would've informed them that she was not only openly gay but also a Christian. A request for comment made by Elite Daily to Buffalo Wild Wings was not immediately returned at the time of publication.

Of course, many have taken to Twitter to express their outrage.

"Hypocritical because the Bible talks to so much about how Jesus loves EVERYONE."


"These are probably the same people that say 'what would Jesus do?'"

":( so sorry this happened to you, people suck"

"Tell ur friend she's doing great sweetie"

"For them to leave that (note) kind of hurt, like, I have bills to pay too," Heaton told the Inquisitir. Acts like these show that though we've come a long way as far as intolerance, we still have a long way to go.